Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Breaking News!

I’m home with a new knee. Two hours of surgery Monday morning – they had me up and walking around Monday evening. Have a cane and walker for assistance if need be.

So far, there has been very little pain from the surgery. That is very surprising considering some of the horror stories I heard about knee replacement surgery. But who knows, the worst may still be in the future (hope not). 

Thank you all for the positive thoughts. I am sure they helped and I know that they helped me mentally.

And so it goes. 

Someday Funnies

Source: Rue La La
Wearing BCBGeneration

British prisoners of war
British prisoners of war femulating on stage in a German prison camp during World War I.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Shopping Hacks

By Paula Gaikowski

Finding the right dress, shoes or foundation garment is always a challenge for a woman. For femulators the task can be even more daunting. So many of us have gone shopping to buy a “gift” for our wife or girlfriend to find it not fit. Some of us have overcome the hurdle of fearfulness and come out honestly with sales associates and have found it to be liberating. 

So many girls are embarrassed or fearful about going into a store and buying women’s clothing. Let’s start with a question, what you are doing? Answer: You’re buying women’s clothes for yourself. Now that may be atypical, but you certainly aren’t alone. Sales associates I’ve spoken with typically help two to three crossdressers a week.

I always enjoyed the affirmation that I received from sales associates. Most seem fascinated by my transgender story. They seem to share my excitement and were interested in helping me. There’s this peculiar giddiness that takes place. My guess is that finally “a male” sees what it’s like to wear a bra, heels and pantyhose for 10 hours or perhaps it’s the satisfaction one feels when you win someone over to your point of view?

When you’re shopping in drab, I recommend that you dress nicely. Wear clean, pressed clothes; be clean-shaven and smile. Don’t show up to try on dresses in dirty work clothes. If I am in drab, I like to wear an almost androgynous look, a black knit top and black or khaki pants. You want to depict a positive image. It helps if the likeness they see is a nice man verses, “This guy looks creepy.” 

Sales associates today are familiar with transgender people. They are typically informed and probably have friends who are LGBT. They often are the most enthusiastic and even seem to embrace the diversion we present to them. Smile, be polite and don’t waste their time if you are not going to buy anything. 

Remember you are not the first femulator in the store. They want your business and want to help you. If you’re worried about being recognized, find a store away from home.

However, even with shopping in today’s brick and mortar stores, it can be difficult to find the more specialty items that we need. Online shopping was quick to fill the gap for femulators, there are all sorts of sites thar caterer to our needs.

The big problem many of us have is privacy. Many of us are in the closet, and don’t want our wives, girlfriends or parents knowing about the new breast forms and hip pads we just ordered.

My wife and I have a don’t ask, don’t tell agreement going; she knows that the small closet in my office has “that stuff” in it. So I like to keep my purchases under the radar.

I’ve found that Amazon has everything you need to put that great look together. If you find something on another site, search the item on Amazon and you will almost always find it.

Why I am so keen on Amazon? Ordering here lets me keep it private. Here’s how I do it: I have a separate Amazon account under my female name and I use Amazon gift cards that can be purchased at most major drug stores, grocery and Walmart’s in denominations up $100. Just a side note I started receiving Amazon gift cards at work as Christmas gifts from management and didn’t know what do with them until a pair of cute shoes caught my eye.

I used the gift card and then have them shipped to an Amazon locker nearby. Just type in your ZIP code and a location nearby will be shown. The lockers look like mailboxes in a post office. You’ll be emailed a locker number and code to enter and then Oh là là! your new breast forms and maid’s uniform and no one is the wiser!

Source: Intermix
Wearing A.L.C.

William Reynolds
William Reynolds femulating in the 1951 film No Questions Asked.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Someday Funnies: Ginny is my friend!

Source: Bebe
Wearing Bebe

Antti Vare femulating in a 2018 episode of Finnish television’s Uusi päivä (A New Day)Although this is not a new femulation (I first mentioned it here in 2020), a lot of people are discovering it for the first time via recently posted video clips on YouTube.

Friday, January 27, 2023

See You Later

This will be my last original post until after I return home from my Monday surgery. At a minimum, I will be staying overnight at the hospital Monday night and if all goes well, I will return home on Tuesday.

The hospital said that I could bring my iPhone and charger, but I decided not to (two less things to worry about). SoI will not have Internet access until I return home and as a result, your emails and comments will go unanswered until then.

The blog will continue during my “absence” with some Someday Funnies and original columns that a couple of readers generously created to help me while I recover. 

And so it goes.

Source: Rue La La
Source: Rue La La

Claude Brosset
Claude Brosset femulating in the French film Le corps de mon ennemi (Body of My Enemy).

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

That Could Have Been Me!

I have been accused of being a pedophile when I post photos of young femulators participating in womanless beauty pageants. If that makes me a pedophile, then the civilians who posted the pageant photos originally are guilty, too.

I assure you I am not a pedophile. But I do enjoy viewing photos of young womanless beauty pageant contestants because it reminds me of what I missed as a young femulator. That could have been me!

But growing up, there were no womanless events in my neck of the woods. The only opportunities I had to crossdress among the civilians was on Halloween. And in my “youth,” I only selected the crossdressing option once and by then the bloom was off the rose. I was already in college and at the end of my teen years. And no one helped me with my costume – not like today’s pageant contestants, who have their mothers and sisters fine-tuning their feminine presentation.

If I had asked for help, I like to think that my mother would have lent a hand. After all, one time she willingly made my face up as a girl when she misunderstood my desire to do my face up as a clown. She might have even provided me with proper women’s underwear (bra and girdle) rather than the boy’s underwear I wore my first time out.

But I missed the boat, so all I can do is admire my young fellow femulators. 

Source: Rue La La
Wearing Stella McCartney

Garry Moore and Durward Kirby
Garry Moore and Durward Kirby femulating on television’s The Garry Moore Show, circa 1960.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Please Sign This Petition

Please Sign This Petition

Shawna Wegner, the mother of two transgender sons asked me to ask you to sign her petition to stop Arkansas House Bill 1156 which would require students to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate. Any school that does not follow this law will be punished with a decrease in government funding. 

Click here to visit the Change.org webpage where you can sign the petition.

Trans Library Collections

Katherine wrote:

As an elderly (80’s) member of the community, I need to donate or discard trans/femulate related books and magazines. Do you or any readers know where they could be donated to instead of shredded and discarded?

I replied:

There are a number of college/university libraries collecting trans literature. I Googled the topic and Google returned the following: 

🔎 libraries of transgender collections - Google Searchgoogle.com

Depending on where you live, you might want to select the library closest to you to facilitate shipment of what you have.

Source: Ann Taylor
Wearing Ann Taylor (a verified Stana purchase)

Pol Simon
Monsieur Pol Simon, professional femulator, circa 1904

Sunday, January 22, 2023